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  • SIMPLE - External Inhibitors
    payoffs from asset management A perception by politicians and ratepayers that all rate increases should be either minimized or avoided Adequate funding of long term needs must be made Tradeoffs must be explained such as funding infrastructure renewals rather than other competing initiatives A perception that sources other than rate increases should be generated to fund infrastructure improvements A natural reticence by ratepayers to meet the cost of additional staff for an asset management program Develop a long term investment plan based on the 10 step asset management process Clearly articulate the benefits in terms of long term sustainable service delivery Engage with the community to explain the benefits and costs of asset management Explain the likely consequences if inadequate long term investment is made Explain the need to ensure there is inter generational equity in meeting the costs of long term asset renewals to re assure the ratepayers that they are only meeting their fair share of the costs Graphically illustrate the long term funding needs through such mechanisms as a Nessie curve which shows the year by year costs to maintain sustainable services Ensure that all capital improvements only proceed after the development of a robust business case which explicitly identifies the costs and benefits of the proposed work Develop metrics to measure the confidence level for all asset management decisions so that continuous improvements can be clearly demonstrated to stakeholders to justify the long term investment plan A lack of understanding of asset management processes and inadequate measurement of outcomes The extent of understanding of processes will vary between utilities It is challenging to demonstrate a positive outcome when large expenditures are involved with significant rate increases Asset management is seen as a complex set of inter related processes that are difficult to understand and rationally apply

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  • SIMPLE - Internal Inhibitors
    awareness about relevance of asset management Need to educate a large group of people in order to move forward Explain that asset management is a paradigm shift and a new way of doing things to ensure long term service delivery at the lowest life cycle cost No clear common definition of asset management and no common strategic framework Differing views may exist within an organization of what asset management means Create project team to develop an asset management charter that clearly enunciates goals and objectives Set up structured training on asset management concepts for staff and management within the organization Make use of web based educational material such as WERF s SAM GAP and SIMPLE No perception of urgency Lack of prioritization or perception of urgency View of management that infrastructure is performing satisfactorily so there is no need to change the approach Project full cost of maintaining services to sustain performance and show impact on current rates Clearly demonstrate the impact of the funding gap for renewal of assets Inadequate IT systems integration completion and full implementation of GIS spatial systems Standardization of core processes and use of CMMS in decision making Prioritize integrations that will generate maximum benefits for the lowest initial outlay Explain how the benefits of an asset management program might justify the IT integration expenditures Find ways of managing asset knowledge until integration is complete Prioritize system functionalities and focus on those delivering the greatest benefits Levels of service expectations not well defined Level of service standards do not exist or are not measured Engage with the community to explain the inter relationship between cost and levels of service Understand the difference between levels of service and performance measures Articulate current levels of service as a starting point for community engagement Limited staff resources devoted

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  • SIMPLE - Checklist
    Effective Implementation Asset Management for Small Utilities Interactive Training Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Pathways to Asset Management Alternative Routes to Implementation Choosing a Pathway Selection Criteria Checklist ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS Population Served 25 000 100 000 500 000 Organization Complexity Asset customer focused clear accountability for cost and service performance Customer focused clear accountability for cost and service performance Customer focused distributed accountabilities for cost and service performance Strength of Leadership Directive of CEO GM Elected Reps Limited corporate commitment however multi silo initiatives in place Operations level initiative buy in only Change Readiness Skepticism and resistance executive is not change ready Executive is change ready engineering operations not change ready Executive is Change Ready Engineering Operations Maintenance change ready Priority Schedule Corporate Priority Departmental Priority Facility Level Priority Resource Availability Staff and financial resources available Staff resources available financial resources limited Limited staff and financial resources Process Robustness AM processes connected across finance engineering operations functions Planned preventive maintenance processes in place some use of AM decision making for strategic planning Limited use of AM processes for strategic planning planned

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  • SIMPLE - Performance Factors
    Choosing a Pathway Selection Criteria Checklist Performance Factors Choosing a Pathway Examples Effective Implementation Asset Management for Small Utilities Interactive Training Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Pathways to Asset Management Alternative Routes to Implementation Choosing a Pathway Selection Criteria Performance Factors ASSET COST AND PERFORMANCE FACTORS Average Age of Infrastructure 30 years 50 years 75 years Operating Cost Reductions Operating cost benchmarks indicate that significant cost performance improvements can be derived through productivity improvements and asset lifecycle cost improvements Operating cost benchmarks indicate that some cost performance improvements can be derived through asset lifecycle cost improvements Operating cost benchmarks indicate that the operating cost structure is close to optimal Capital Program funding challenges Assets are in a good state of repair maximum reserve funds accrued debt equity bond ratings favorable and rate increase capacity available Assets are in a borderline state of repair financial situation favorable bond rating rate increases meet requirements Chronic underinvestment in assets limited ability to increase rates and charges bond rating favorable Environmental Performance Clean Air Water act permit violations or high energy consumption odor GHG emissions

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  • SIMPLE - Reports
    to Subscribe How Can Asset Management Help Me Project Background How to use SIMPLE What is SIMPLE Getting Started Pathways to Asset Management Effective Implementation Asset Management for Small Utilities Interactive Training Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies Reports Drinking Water Reports Case Studies SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Reports Case Studies Reports This topic covers the

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  • SIMPLE - Case Studies
    to Subscribe How Can Asset Management Help Me Project Background How to use SIMPLE What is SIMPLE Getting Started Pathways to Asset Management Effective Implementation Asset Management for Small Utilities Interactive Training Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies Reports Case Studies Industry Life Cycle AM Processes SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Reports Case Studies Case Studies This

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  • SIMPLE - Industry
    Help Me Project Background How to use SIMPLE What is SIMPLE Getting Started Pathways to Asset Management Effective Implementation Asset Management for Small Utilities Interactive Training Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies Reports Case Studies Industry Drinking Water Waste Water Whole of Government Life Cycle AM Processes SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Reports Case Studies Case Studies

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  • SIMPLE - Drinking Water
    SIMPLE What is SIMPLE Getting Started Pathways to Asset Management Effective Implementation Asset Management for Small Utilities Interactive Training Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies Reports Case Studies Industry Drinking Water City of Atlanta Palm Beach County Seattle Public Utilities Waste Water Whole of Government Life Cycle AM Processes SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Reports Case Studies

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